Exams Date : Indian Institute of Foreign Trade – IIFT PhD Entrance Exam 2016

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade – IIFT PhD Entrance Exam 2016


IIFT PhD Entrance Exam 2016

The Indian Institute of Foriegn Trade invites applications for admission to PhD Program in full time & part time mode for the academic year 2016 – 2017.

IIFT PhD Field of Study

  • General Management & Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Economics & Trade Policy
  • IT Innovation & Tech. Management
  • Finance
  • Operation & Suply Chain

IIFT PhD 2016 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for applying in IIFT’s Ph.D. Program are the following :

  • Master’s degree ( including IIFT MPIB / M.Phil degree in any discipline from a recognized university with at least 55% marks or equivalent to B Plus in aggregate. OR
  • Diploma courses which are considered equivalent to Masters Degree ( e.g. PGDIM from IIMs ) with 55% marks or CGPA equivalent to B plus, recognized by AICTE / UGC only would be considered. In such cases candidates would be required to produce the necessary certificate (s) from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Overseas students can also apply as long as they satisfy the above-mentioned criteria. They need to produce GMAT score ( The GMAT result should not have been declared before 1st January 2014 and should be received by the Institute latest by 2nd May, 2016 ) to get exemption from appearing in Entrance Tests. Candidates only with GMAT scores of 500 and above may apply. However, they will be required to appear for viva – voce and attend the course work in the campus if selected.

Number of Seats for IIFT PhD 2016

  • Total Number of Seats : FIFTEEN ( 15 )
  • The admitted students will be distributed between Part Time and Full Time research scholars.
  • Reservations will be as per Government of India’s Rules.

Desirable of IIFT PhD Entrance Exam 2016

  • Credits would be given to candidates with good publication records such as books, papers in National / International Journals and paper presentation experiences in National / International conferences.
  • Candidates with prior teaching and research experience or Candidates from industry having made exceptional contribution in their area of work would be given an important consideration.

IIFT PhD Exam Centres 2016

  • The IIFT Phd entrance examination will take place both at Kolkata and New Delhi campuses of the Institute.
  • However, Stage III evaluation process for a candidate, qualifying the entrance examination, will only be conducted at the New Delhi campus of the Institute.
  • Candidate should select Centre opted for IIFT PhD Entrance Examination in the IIFT PhD Application form.

IIFT PhD 2016 Admission Process

A three – stage process is followed for admission to the IIFT Ph.D. Program

Stage – I : An Expert Committee under the supervision of Chairperson ( Research ) will scrutinize the applications together with necessary enclosures and prepare the list of the candidates to be allowed for appearing in the entrance examination subject to fulfillment of the academic eligibility. The list of eligible candidates will be uploaded on the web – page of the Institute, well in advance of IIFT PhD entrance test.

Stage – II : Only eligible candidates will be called for the Written Entrance Examination, comprising a Research Aptitude Test ( based on Basic Statistics, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Mathematics ( 12th Standard ) and Awareness on Contemporary Issues. It is important to note that Objective Test is a screening test.

Stage – III : Candidates who would qualify in IIFT PhD Entrance Test will subsequently appear at the Institute in New Delhi for the following :

  • One hour Descriptive Test ( on Research Aptitude ) to judge writing skill of candidates on a contemporary issue.
  • A Personal Interview conducted by Expert Panel Members. Separate Panels will conduct interviews for Part – Time and Full – Time students.

Final Merit list will be prepared considering marks received by a candidate in all three components, namely, objective test, descriptive test and personal interview.

* UGC JRF scholars in Economics and Management need not appear in the Entrance Test. After submitting the proof of their UGC ( JRF ) scholarship letter along with the filled-in application form, they will be accordingly invited for the Stage III evaluation process.

* IIFT will not bear any cost borne by the candidates for appearing in the written test and Interview.

IIFT PhD Application Form 2016

IIFT PhD application form and Brochure for the Ph.D. Program can be downloaded from the website www.iift.edu. Candidates applying for both Full Time and Part Time Ph.D. Program need to fill in the Application Form and submit the same to the Institute along with a Demand Draft of Rupee 2,500/- ( Rupee 1250/- in respect of SC / ST candidates and US $120 / Rupee 8500/- for Foreign Nationals ) in favour of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade payable at New Delhi so as to reach latest by 2nd May, 2016 at the following address :

Ms. Lalita Gupta
Section Officer
( Research Division )
Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade,
B-21, Qutab Institutional Area,
New Delhi 110016.

IIFT PhD 2016 Important Dates

Events Dates
Last date for submission of applications and Statement of Purpose 2nd May, 2016
Notification of eligible candidates for Written Entrance Examination 9th May, 2016
Date of Written Entrance Examination ( Examination will be held at both IIFT Delhi and Kolkata Campus ) 15th May, 2016
Declaration of Result of Written Entrance Examination 27th May, 2016
Personal Interview and Write up at IIFT Campus in New Delhi First fortnight of June, 2016
Declaration of Final Results First week of July, 2016
Commencement of the Programme Third week of July, 2016

IIFT Contact Address

Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade,
B-21, Qutab Institutional Area,
New Delhi 110016.
Telephone : 91-11-26859582,
Fax : 91-11-26867851,
Email : research@iift.edu,
Website : www.iift.edu.

Useful Links

IIFT PhD Application : http://edu.iift.ac.in:81/iift/docs/phd_2016_A.pdf

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  • PG Diploma from the IGNOU is eligible for the application for the P.hd
    By Vishweshwar Kadiyala from Mumbai on May 20, 2016 at 10:41 pm
  • Hey I cannot access official website of IIFT, could you please tellme the latest notifications of part time phd programmes for 2017
    By DEVI S NAIR from kerala on January 25, 2016 at 11:53 am